A New Way To Consume Sweet Potatoes – Juicing Them
Sweet potatoes are a versatile vegetable that is suitable for many different types of preparations. People often bake them, fry them, mash them, and combine them with other ingredients to create tasty concoctions. Now, there is a new way available to consume sweet potatoes – by drinking them after preparing them with a juicer.
When you are thinking about juicing produce, chances are that a sweet potato is not one of the first produce items that come to mind. The taste of juice made from sweet potatoes is often described as savory rather than sweet. To make the sweet potato juice sweeter, apples are often added to the juicing process, creating a milder flavor.
There are a number of benefits that have been associated with drinking juice made from sweet potatoes. Drinking sweet potato juice has been associated with disease prevention and treatment. It has also been linked to an increased intake of certain vitamins.
Sweet potatoes contain quercetin, a phytochemical that might help prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. A study published in the July 2011 issue of the journal “Cancer Science” says quercetin stops the progression of tumors associated with skin cancer. Research featured in the March 2011 “Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology” provides data that indicates that rats demonstrated improved memory retention after consuming quercetin.
One of the biggest benefits of consuming sweet potato juice is enhanced eye health. The juice of sweet potatoes contains large amounts of vitamin A, which is important for the health of your eyes. Vitamin A helps prevent dry eyes, age-related macular degeneration, peripheral vision loss and night blindness. Vitamin A also improves the surface of your eyes, increasing the protective barrier’s effectiveness at repelling bacteria that could cause infections.
Full Of Life Juice Recipe
Beet Root – 1 beet
Carrots – 3 medium
Sweet Potato – 1/2 5″ long sweet potato
Feed ingredients into juicer in this order: Beet, sweet potato, then carrots.